The riders say today will be the hardest day of the many to come ahead. I’m not certain if this is true. It is the first of many…
In recognition of National Suicide Prevention Week if you or anyone else you know is dealing with (thoughts of) suicide, for those suffering with a mental illness, know that you are loved, you are not alone, there are many others walking in similar “shoes” as yours.
You can help or hurt, Help and accept help. Open your heart, mind and everything else. The rest will come, in time. There’ll be EPIC and miserable days, enjoy the beauty of the good and bad- it’s a once in a lifetime experience. My father would say, the pain lets you know your alive. I am so proud of you. I love you.
Have fun, catch some fresh air and a frisbee, take a hike or a bike ride… Then start the conversation. Roughly 57.7 million U.S. adults suffer some form of mental disorder, though the number that suffer from serious mental illness is much smaller. Over 33,300, or approximately 11 per 100,000, people died by suicide in the United States, and more than 90 percent of people who kill themselves have a diagnosable mental disorder. “Many people suffer from more than one mental disorder at a given time,” a recent report conducted by the National Institute of Mental Health claims. “Nearly half (45 percent) of those with any mental disorder meet criteria for 2 or more disorders, with severity strongly related to comorbidity.” To learn more read the report at
National Suicide Prevention Week – September 7 – 13, 2015
National Suicide Prevention Week is the Monday through Sunday surrounding World Suicide Prevention Day, September 10th.
2015 National Suicide Prevention Week: Media and Information Kit
Suicide Prevention Is Everyone’s Business! Want to join us?
Here are a few ways to get started for the week:
Post the 2015 Suicide Prevention Week graphic as your profile picture
Share this message on your Facebook Page and Follow us on Twitter @AASuicidology
Learn the Warning Signs and Risk Factors for Suicide
Make a donation
Host a Suicide Prevention and Awareness Event
Are you a clinician? Take a training!
Are you a school professional? Get Certified!
Contact AAS Central Office with your own creative ideas!
There will be new information on the AAS website throughout the week, so keep checking back!